Marvel and Netflix are teaming up for a sprawling, multi-year content partnership that will focus on NYC heroes centered in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, the company announced today. This will involve the creation of four new serialized shows, culminating in a multi-part miniseries tying the characters in each together. It’s probably the most ambitious original programming initiative announced by Netflix to date, and it’s also Marvel’s biggest bet on non-film live action content.
The four shows will foucs on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, characters familiar to hardcore comic fans but possibly not to the broader audience Marvel has brought in to its comic book universe via blockbuster films like Iron Man and The Avengers. These characters are often portrayed as neighborhood watch-type heroes, or blue collar superhumans who fight more street crime than laser-toting aliens.
All four shows will have a minimum of 13 episodes…
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